What's the thing about a primary healthcare authority?
Edit: meh. I thought HK would finally have a proper GP system. Nope.
https://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/2022/en/p82.htmlWe will publish the Primary Healthcare Blueprint within this year. With District Health Centres (DHCs) as the hub for co-ordinating primary healthcare services for our people, we will partner with the private healthcare sector to promote the concept of "family doctor for all" and collaborate with various healthcare professions to provide comprehensive, sustainable and people-centric primary healthcare services in the community. We will:
- establish the Primary Healthcare Authority for co-ordination and governance of primary healthcare service provision across the public and private sectors. It will also be responsible for setting standards and devising quality assurance mechanisms;
Unfortunately with the amount of work to be done, and the fact that MANY senior / middle managers & professionals in the govt and private systems have left HK. I am not optimistic about the govt's ability to delivery even 10% of what John Lee is committing to - other than spending money and building some new stuff.
It's not going to happen with those measures, not even close.
It requires a radical overhaul, stepping on lots of toes. The vast majorities of 'GPs' that locals see aren't even trained as 'family physicians' (aka general practice).